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FRANCE: TREMPOLINO GIVES PAT EDDERY HIS THIRD SUCCESSIVE ARC IN RECORD TIME


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Trempolino, ridden by Pat Eddery, won the prestigious Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in France on October 4. The French horse stormed to an impressive victory, ahead of the Italian runner Tony Bin, ridden by Cash Asmussen. Triptych, ridden by Tony Cruz, was third. It was Eddery's third successive victory in the "Arc" and he achieved it in style, conjuring an electrifying burst of acceleration out of Trempolino. Eddery said he was cruising all the way and that Trempolino was an exceptional horse. A fast early pace enabled the race to be run in record time, more than a second better than the previous best, by Dancing Brave last year. English supporters were devastated by the sight of the Epsom Derby winner Reference Point struggling home under Steve Cauthen in eighth place. He was a hot pre-pace favourite, but failed to justify the confidence of the punters. Veteran French jockey Yves Saint-Martin, who is retiring at the end of the season finished ninth on Natroun, who in June had beaten Trempolino in the French Derby.

Reference 5662/87
Tape 739
Issue
Can
Source REUTERS - FREDERIC FABRE
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TWO MINUTES IN SCHEDULED NEWS BULLETIN ONLY
Time code 01:00:52 - 01:02:52
Date original OCTOBER 4, 1987
Duration 2.00
Technical
Subset Reuters TV - RTV Post 1957
Location PARIS, FRANCE
Sound NATURAL
Colourbw COLOUR

1. Eiffel tower in distance
2. Eventual winner, Trempolino (yellow and black horizontal stripes) behind stalls before start of race
3. Start of race with hot favourite, Reference Point (yellow with black spots) disputing lead with the Aga Khan's pacemaker, Sharaniya (green with red epaulettes)
4. Reference Point approaches final turn still in the lead, but with jockey Steve Cauthen working hard with hands and heels
5. Horses enter finishing straight and Trempolino bursts through to take clear lead and win comfortably from fast-finishing Tony Bin (red with white star)
6. Result of race as Trempolino is led towards winner's enclosure

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SPORT: HORSE RACING
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